27 Aug Mark Longnecker and the Space Shuttle Scrub
We spent a night at famous tattoo artist Mark Longnecker’s killer crib.
Talk about LIVING THE GOOD LIFE, Mark Longnecker has it figured out.
He has a great house in Cocoa Beach (complete with pool and music room), owns the top tattoo shop in the area, Endless Summer Tattoo, and he can walk to his surf spot whenever he wants.
Our plan was to hang out with Mark and go watch the 1:30 a.m. space shuttle launch from the sand.
They say that the sky lights up and it’s an amazing thing to see – something you don’t want to miss.
But, nothing really goes according to plan…
Mark cooked us a delicious steak dinner on the grill and we drank red wine.
Drew and Mark killed time waiting for the Shuttle Launch by playing music in Mark’s personal DJ room.
We talked about a Longnecker and Brophy collaboration on some tattoo flash, which is ironic, because Drew’s never gotten a tattoo….
(I’m afraid one day Drew will go to visit Mark and come back tatted!)
At 1:20 a.m. we dragged Wiggs out of bed and bleary eyed, we walked to the beach anticipating the great launch – only to find that the Shuttle launch was SCRUBBED! Damn!
So we didn’t get to see the Shuttle Launch, but as a family, we hit the beaches and got Wiggs surfing, and we went to the Space Center and got to see some real space paraphenelia: